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HEYCHARLIE: Doof Doof (PART 005: Hella Flush Yo)

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I also went into the shop today to get the sub/amp looked at. He mentioned that everything was pumping hard before he gave the car back to me. After a few tests, we re-ran the RCA cables from the headunit to the amp (just out the door and along the floor) and the sub started pumping hard again. I'm going to get them to re-run the cables later next week but did notice that everything was pumping as hard as it should, but then dropped off again.

All in all, highly recommend the setup I am running (for a simple setup) and I do intend to get some front components fitted at some stage too.

The final part of my installtion (that wasnt even part of the inital plan) was to get my fronts installed. As I mentioned earlier, I had previously spoken with MyAudio in regards to having the fronts flush mounted. The reason push became shove was purely because: Yeah, it did the job running the sub/amp/factory speakers buuuuuuut, at the back of my mind. I knew it wasnt running 100%

Decided to carry on with the whole JVC theme and not only purchase the items from MyAudioNZ again, but also get them to install them too. Now, after seeing most component instal jobs, they either:

  1. Glue the dome tweeter to the door
  2. Glue the dome tweater to the pillar
  3. Glue the dome tweater to the dash
  4. Use existing tweater mounting points


All of the above, I don't have nor what. So after having another chat to MyAudioNZ. We decided to flush mount the tweeters into the door. With the mounting options now sorted, I decided to see what options I had. I decided to purchased some JVC CS-VS607 6.5" Comp 300w speakers. Dropped the car off again to get everything buttoned up and here's the end result (queue photos )

Tweeters flush mounted into my doors



I did have an idea on a way to try to tie my tweeters into my car, but I feel that the silver cone/grills match the door handles nicely



This is where the iPod/USB real cable comes out of the glovebox. I use the front USB for my bluetooth dongle



Finally, the wiring job going though the door



All in all, I am VERY happy with the end result and would highly recommend MyAudioNZ to anyone and everyone. They also offer lifetime warranty, return to base on their installs.
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  1. HeyCharlie's Avatar
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  2. ehhJV's Avatar
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    Maybe ask if they can do installs at a later time, 9am is freakin early start brah especially for a Saturday, buuuuuut the tweets were definitely worth the early start once we got the car back bro!
  3. WingIt's Avatar
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    its easier to read
  4. nzjono's Avatar
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    That's alot of entries for an audio install!

    Looks good though Charlie
  5. theonlysteve's Avatar
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    Are the door jams cut to insert the wires...?
  6. R8edM's Avatar
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    I think he did it in several entries because you are only allowed X amount of pics per entry.
  7. WingIt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by R8edM
    I think he did it in several entries because you are only allowed X amount of pics per entry.
    Yea sure, but all hes done in 5 massive posts is choose a few audio items then give it to someone to install.

    Im not saying it isnt a good looking job but hardly worth reading (I skimmed) through 5posts to see something essentially anyone with money can achieve.
  8. HeyCharlie's Avatar
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    Yeah it was a lot of reading but it was mainly for others who might have had similar ideas and wanted to know my personal ideas and opinions. This has been going on for quite a while (and posted elsewhere) and I've only just thrown it together now for easy of reading/referencing.

    As Dieter has said, yeah its due to the limitations of the blog entries
  9. blacktegra's Avatar
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    Awesome write up and the pics do not give the tweeters enough credit i have seem them in person an the look amazing like they come with it
  10. Horny_Devil's Avatar
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    you can make a second post in the same blog thread on the same topic, instead of having 5 separate blog threads on the same topic.

    that gets you around the posting restrictions
  11. HeyCharlie's Avatar
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    Oh chur chur. Cheers for that Horny_Devil. Will do that in the future
  12. WingIt's Avatar
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    Why did you not want to bolt anything to the boot yet were happy to cut holes in the door cards?

    Have you considered sound deadening the doors? It makes a massive difference to the sound quality of the speakers.
    Also if you amplify the front speakers they will sound much better, get a small amp around 2x80wrms for the front speakers and you will be blown away at how much clearer the sound is.
  13. HeyCharlie's Avatar
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    I wast fussed about the door cards because I didn't have any factory tweeter holds for them to go into. I've seen most other jobs and they are normally just glued somewhere to the dash or the doors. That just wasn't going to cut it for me. However, after seeing MINTFX (Ex-Snoozin, currently Joff_NZ) tweeter install, I was pretty much dead set on going down that road.

    With regards to the sub being bolted to the floor. I don't know. Just didn't want to have to bolt anything back there. I am fortunate enough however, that the back floor (I guess you'd call it) does fold in half so you can get the spare out easily. So my sub sits on the back section of the half so my spare is still accessible. I guess its just a resale thing to be honest. To me, nice flush mounted tweeters are fine, but a massive ugly bolted down sub in the boot is another story (if I were to be looking that is).

    I'm also not going to lie, WingIT. I had seriously thought about running some Dynamatt in the doors and getting a small amp to run the fronts as well. But, I'm not sure where I would throw the smaller amp (there's no room under either of my front seats. Shit its hard enough to get your $2 you drop under there ). I guess it could be something I could look into the future so that I have the full 100% job (so to say).

    Either way, all my focus is now on other areas of the car. Just trying to get it back up to my standard. Thanks for the comments though
  14. WingIt's Avatar
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    I run my amp on the back of the back seats. I made a MDF "wall" to go behind the seats then removed stapled the OEM carpet to it. Looks factory and keeps the amp out of the way.
    Its a E Audio 480AB, so it gives the fronts a little over 100wrms and the sub 300wrms:
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6...2e26d85f_b.jpg

    If you cant justify the amp then at least sound deaden the doors. If you apply it to the outer door skin to add mass to that, then cover all the access holes in the door frame and apply more dynamat over than then you effectivly create a box for the speakers
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    Check how much room you have under your front seats, some of the new JVC's are only 52mm high so should fit. I can fit a 65mm high amp(old skool Cailiber Zetus) and a Pioneer stacker under my bride rails.
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    @WingIT: Yeah its certainly on the cards. Although, after this months debarkels (bloody windows) I'm pretty over spending anymore on my car lol. All in good time though eh.

    I fully agree with the sound deading/amp combo too. Couple of mates had done it to their cars too and made a world of difference. I guess I'm happy pumping my Wu-Tang Clan while rolling the streets of Aotea and the windows down with eehJV throwing up some gangsigns at some old ladies (Im kidding of course)

    @flyboy: God damn! Really?!?!? Might have to have a nosie at yours. Are you going/working this coming Sunday at the comp?
    Updated 28th May 2012 at 12:04 PM by HeyCharlie
  17. ehhJV's Avatar
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    oh you know how we roll in Aotea block, bitchez be down with 2-pac west west yo.
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